Aegintha

(syn. Neochmia Ϯ Red-browed Finch N. temporalis) Gr. αιγινθος aiginthos (form of αιγιθος aigithos)  mythical bird mentioned by Aristotle, Pliny and others, perhaps a finch, but not further identified. In modern times associated with various small birds (e.g. bunting, linnet). "Gen. AEGINTHA nov. gen. ***) Dorn-Astrild.  839.1. A. temporalis Nob. -- Fringilla temporalis Lath. Jnd. Orn. Suppl. -- Vieillot Ois. chant. tab. 15. -- Fringilla quinticolor Vieill. Nouv. Dict. d'Hist. Nat. XII. p. 183.  ...  ***) Von αιγινθος, ο  ein in Dornhecken nistender Vogel des Aristoteles. Die ersetzende Form von Habropyga in Neuholland und von letzterer durch spitzeren Schnabel und weniger abgerundete Flügel verschieden." (Cabanis 1853); "Aegintha Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Heineanum, 1, p. 170. Type, by monotypy, Fringilla temporalis Latham." (Mayr in Peters 1968, XIV, 352). 

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 13 December 2018).